East and Mid Surrey

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Apr 2019 Pub, Club and Brewery News

Monday 29 April 2019

Pub News

Blue Anchor, Reigate and Red Cross, Reigate – both re-opened and both stocking beers from the Pilgrim Brewery.

Carpenters Arms, Limpsfield Chart – has stopped selling foreign beers. Keg beers are all from Westerham or Titsey Breweries.

Coach House, Godstone – is now the Godstone Hotel.

Cricketers, Dorking – has a beer festival 3-6th May.

Grasshopper, Moorhouse – large parts have been demolished during the extension and refurbishment. Hop Stop, Reigate - expected to open during May.

Inn on the Green, Ockley – has a beer and cider festival 10-12th May.

Plough and Furrow, Smallfield – has had shutters up for some weeks.

Radius Arms, Whyteleafe – is celebrating its 4th birthday on 8th May by selling 10 beers from 7-12th May.

Red Bar, Dorking – expected to re-open over the first May bank holiday weekend.

Red Lion, Redhill – has new licensees, Pete and Anca previously of the Garland, Redhill.

White Lion, Redhill – there is a planning application to demolish the pub and replace it with flats. The branch have submitted objections, and also attended the initial meeting of the Save the White Lion campaign which is being mounted by local residents.

Whyteleafe Tavern, Whyteleafe – has had shutters up for some weeks.

William Bray, Shere – the refurbishment looks to be complete but the pub is still closed.

William IV, Bletchingley – there is a planning application to permanently close the pub and convert it for residential use. Branch members have logged objections.


Club News

Kingswood Village Club has been presented with the COTY certificate.

Old Reigatians have a beer festival over the 1st May bank holiday weekend.


Brewery News

Antoine’s - Nothing to report.

Dorking - Had an open day.

Faultline - Nothing to report.

Felday - Nothing to report.

Godstone - The 4th 5 barrel fermenter is operational. Now producing 2 standard keg beers (lager and pale ale). Good Beer Friday is continuing. Sole beer supplier to Edenbridge Uncorked food and drink festival 1-2nd June. Will be at Godstonberry Festival 12-14th July.

Leith Hill - Nothing to report.

Oxted - Has beers at the Crown, Oxted, the Hatch, Redhill, and Limpsfield Cricket Club, and on rotation at Secret Cask, Edenbridge.

Pilgrim - The ale trail was a success and ran out of T-shirts. 3 new beers will be Session IPA 3.9%, Longhorn (American brown ale) 5.5%, Templar (with smoked beechwood) 4.5%. Bottled beers are no longer bottle conditioned. A 5th fermenter is expected early May. The tap room was busy over Easter with 4 guest ales available, now has 15 beers and ciders available, 6 casks, some key keg. Spring at the Pilgrim on 5th May will have 3 bands. A Spanish event on 26th May tbc will have Spanish beer and paella.

Surrey Hills - Gilt Trip has been rebrewed. Collusion 13 will be out on 3rd May. The collaboration with De Molen, Bean & Gone, will be a 10.4% tonka bean stout available in keg and bottles.

Tillingbourne - Nothing to report.

Titsey - Has moved to a WW2 bunker on the Titsey Estate. A water brew is planned before brewing on the new equipment commences.


Off Licence News

Cobbetts, Dorking – closed for 1½ days to fit a new bar with 8 hand pumps.

The application to convert Merstham Off Licence into a micropub has been declined.